Preparing For A European Road Trip With Kids

Preparing For A European Road Trip With Kids

I think the first thing that comes to mind when you’re a parent and you read ‘road trip with kids’ is oh my days what a total nightmare! But it doesn’t always have to be hell on earth, honestly!
With a bit of prepping and finding the right location, it could be one of the best adventures you have had as a family.

Preparing For A European Road Trip

Things to do for the kids and plenty of! Make sure all technology such as tablets and mp3 players are all fully charged the night before. This is probably one of the first things I do before anything else. There is nothing worse than travelling hundreds of miles when you hear the words ‘it’s flat!’. A kid with an i-strop is not good for the nerves.

All of the treats. Pack lots of yummy treats and snacks which can be distributed throughout the journey. The low sugar diet is left at home on occasions like these. I would much rather have two little chocolate covered faces in the back than two sweet deprived mini zombies craving Haribo.

Take the scenic routes. This way you get to see all of that beautiful scenery and have a safe, picturesque place to stop for picnics or to stretch your legs. Perhaps pack some bat and balls, you can get those small boom bats from places such as Poundland. They are ideal for the kids to play with and burn off some of that sugar energy!

Most importantly of all, check your drive over before you leave for your trip. Check tyre pressures, tread, oil, windscreen wipers etc. If you don’t have a mechanic husband like me then you could pop into Kwik Fit and they will make sure your car is road trip ready. They also have a really awesome e-book #RoadTripsOfEurope, full of beautiful destinations and useful tips to use along the way.

Have you been on a European road trip?


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  1. Lauren Davis May 16, 2018 / 12:40 am

    Used to holiday all the time in France and we would always drive, my mum definitely agreed with the Sugar Rule, there was definitely three chocolate covered faces!

  2. Rhian Westbury May 16, 2018 / 8:44 am

    I’ve never been on a European road trip, I don’t like the idea of driving myself as I don’t think I’d feel comfortable x

  3. Michelle May 16, 2018 / 2:53 pm

    It’s been a long time since I’ve taken my kids on a road trip. Actually the last road trip I went on I went by myself. These are good tips though. I like to hear this for when I do decide to take my kids on a road trip.
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  4. Nazrin May 16, 2018 / 3:41 pm

    The scenic route is definitely the best route! All the animals, the different types of the Earth you get to drive past! Defintely recommend with kids!

  5. Rachael May 17, 2018 / 1:03 pm

    Taking the scenic route is such a good idea. I had never thought about getting out and about, stretching those legs and working out some wiggles before! We’ve not attempted a road trip yet, but that’s definitely a good tip to remember.

  6. Charlene Merrall May 17, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    Oh wow this sounds like so much fun! I’m so jealous!!

  7. Laura Dove May 17, 2018 / 10:53 pm

    Not yet! We did plan on going this year and then decided to wait until the children were that little bit older, Im not sure I fancy being stuck in the car with them for any length of time like that!!

  8. Rich Tyler May 18, 2018 / 11:08 pm

    I’ve always wanted to do this!

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